Review & Swatches: Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 “Indian Summer”


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer

Availability: Sephora
Price: $13.00

Company’s Description

Flash superior color, flawless wear, and long-lasting beauty with this striking eye shadow formula. The Color Eye Last complex means you can comfortably wear this shadow up to 10 gorgeous hours and the micronized pigments ensure an ultra smooth, blendable texture. The range of colors and finishes complement day and evening looks, from perfect mattes to pearlized shimmers, glitters, and a glossy mirror glow.

Sephora has released a new line of eye shadows in its Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. The collection includes 80 different shades in 4 finishes: matte, shimmer, glitter and mirror effect. The formula is said to be highly concentrated, containing up to 70% of pigments and shimmers to provide ultimate color intensity. These shadows are supposed to last 10 hours. They can also be placed in Sephora’s new palettes, which are offered with 3 pans or 6 pans.

I will be reviewing all of the new colors offered in the Colorful Eyeshadow Collection. This review is for the shade No. 79 Indian Summer–a shimmery orange.

Packaging: 9.25/10

Each eye shadow comes individually packaged in a plastic compact with a see-through, snap-shut lid. Along the edge of the pan in which the eyeshadow sits is a small groove which helps you easily remove the pan so that you can put it into a larger palette, if you wish.

Quality: 8.8/10

Indian Summer is a shimmering orange color with that leans gold and peach. The touch of gold that’s in the color makes it more wearable than a straight-forward orange and also makes it particularly suitable for Summer.

The formula is just slightly stiff, but the color shows up well on the skin. This shade has a translucent quality to it, which looks very flattering on the lids.

Without primer, the color started to fade in the crease area after three (3) hours of wear. With primer applied, this fading effect didn’t start until about five and half (5.5) hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 9/10

I would recommend applying a primer underneath this shade to delay fading of this color. Otherwise, it blends fairly smoothly through the crease area and layers well on the lid.

Price: 9/10

For $13.00 you get 0.07 ounces of eye shadow. This is slightly more product than you’d get in a MAC eye shadow, and costs $2.00 less. Still, for a brand like Sephora (which, admittedly has been stepping up its game in the last year), this price point is a little higher than I’d expect for a single shadow.

Final Grade


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer


Sephora Colorful Eyeshadow in No. 79 Indian Summer Swatch


Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, CI 75470 (Carmine), Polybutene, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol, Maltodextrin, Sorbic Acid, Silica, BHT, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)


This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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